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Healing With Plants

10 Reasons Why I Said No To Vaccines For My Children

I am a mother who said no to vaccines for my son and daughter. I am also a health writer and researcher. While many doctors, pharmacists, and vaccine industry employees are known to not vaccinate their own children, many are bound into silence by their profession. You won't find them sharing their research or story publicly, and so, despite being slightly off the main topic of this blog, I felt compelled as a health writer to share my story with you here. In this article I share a summary of the research and the top 10…

RECIPE: Rainbow Salad – 100% Whole Food Plant-Based

Rainbow Salad is an easy and delicious raw vegan recipe made from 100% whole plant foods from all colors of the rainbow. I created this recipe specifically for teaching the "Eat a Rainbow" lesson to my fourth-grade students, and I love how simple, memorable, and versatile it is. You can use any salad green for the greens and experiment with different variations of this basic recipe using your favorite vegetables. The basic goal of this dish is to combine all the colors of the rainbow in a one super-nutritious salad.  Each…

Vegan Sushi RECIPE: Garden Sushi Cups (100% whole plant foods)

Garden Sushi Cups Recipe Add variety to your vegan sushi repertoire. This simple tasty vegan sushi recipe contains 100% whole plant foods that you can grow in your garden. Garden Sushi Cups are heart-healthy, low-fat, low-sodium, dairy-free, gluten-free, and full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Read more about how to make this easy and nutritious plant-based recipe the whole family will love. Kid-Approved Plant-based Recipe This recipe was probably my fourth grade students favorite recipe of the year. The students…

Former President Bill Clinton Healed Heart Disease With a Plant-Based Diet

When Heart Disease Struck Former President Clinton He Healed With a Plant-Based Diet Heart Disease, today's leading cause of preventable death, struck former U.S. President Bill Clinton during his residency at the White House. Clinton called himself a "fat band boy" at age 13 when he weighed 185 pounds. He put himself on his first diet in his teens which was a calorie-restrictive low-carb plan where he ate just once a day and lost twenty pounds in a month. Not surprisingly, the diet didn't stick, but his quest to figure out…

America’s Harvest Boxes Are The Wrong Direction for Public Health

America's Harvest Boxes Fail Public Health America's Harvest Boxes are part of a new proposal to revamp the foodstamps program in the U.S. The U.S. government's 2019 budget request was unveiled earlier this month revealing a proposed major overhaul in the food stamps program, aka the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps low-income families purchase food. More than 16 million households would be affected by the new proposal that seeks to replace half of the benefits families currently receive with a…

After Being Told to Go Home and Die, She Lived Another 40 Years

After Being Told to Go Home and Die, She Lived Another 40 Years An angioplasty and triple bypass surgery had failed to heal Evelyn Oswick's troubled heart. Oswick suffered two heart attacks in her fifties and when her heart disease returned after her multiple operations, her doctor told her there was nothing more he could do for her and that she should “go home and wait to die.” Oswick was in the hospital room after her heart surgery when Dr. Esselstyn stopped by to suggest she would be a good candidate for his experiment…

Dr. Rajiv Misquitta Healed His Heart With a Vegan Diet

Dr. Rajiv Misquitta Healed His Heart With a Vegan Diet When Dr. Rajiv Misquitta experienced his first heart attack he had just turned forty and said his life was going extremely well. His medical practice was thriving, he had two young sons, and he had just been elected to the board of a prestigious national group of physicians. But despite being a doctor charged with helping other people achieve wellness Dr. Misquitta says that, "Nutrition and lifestyle were not really on my radar."  He was driving to work one cold November…

29-Year-Old With High Blood Pressure Ditches Meds, Loses Weight on All-Plant Diet

29-Year-Old With High Blood Pressure Ditches Meds, Loses Weight on All-Plant Diet Adam Blaney was just 26-years-old in 2009 when chest pains landed him in the emergency room one night. Blaney was diagnosed with high blood pressure and later acid reflux. At the time he exercised four times a week and his sodium levels were low so the high-blood pressure confused him and his doctor. At 27-years-old Blaney was on blood pressure medication and overweight. In 2011 he says he weighed of 200 pounds when he began watching…

Gorillas With Heart Disease Healed By Eating More Plants

The heart-healing testimonies of two zoo-dwelling gorillas offer perspective about the easy natural cure for heart disease. In 2008 two Western lowland gorillas, Mokolo and Bebec, were in captivity at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and didn’t seem to be doing well. Bebac was 24 years old and Mokolo was 21—both still young considering gorillas can live up to 60 years in captivity. Despite their youth though both males were overweight and were displaying behaviors not typical of gorillas in the wild. The two had developed a…

Anthony Yen Abandoned the Standard American Diet to Save His Heart

When Anthony Yen was diagnosed with Heart Disease, he went back to the diet of his Chinese parents to save his heart. Yen came to the United States in 1949 and began to eat the way Americans eat. Yen was a businessman who owned several oversees manufacturing plants and he ate a diet typical of other businessmen. Yen enjoyed fatty foods like fried chicken, pork chops, roast beef, and chocolate mouse. The fat-rich diet caught up to him in his 50s when he experienced chest tightening and unusual sweating while dancing with his…